Lamborghini Secretly Prepping a Limited-edition Hypercar

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
lamborghini secretly prepping a limited edition hypercar

Lamborghini is allegedly working on a limited-edition vehicle based loosely upon the utterly spectacular Terzo Millennio concept. The hybridized hypercar, codenamed LB48H, hasn’t been shown to the public, but there was a very exclusive private event held in Italy earlier this month. There have also been posts on social media from the event that make passing mention of the model.

The LB48H is rumored to be showcased in Tokyo and New York in the weeks to come. It remains unclear if these will be also private showings, but that seems likely.

According to TheSuperCarBlog, 200 prospective clients attended the event in Italy. Anonymous and unconfirmed sources claimed that’s because the vehicle will only see a limited run of 63 vehicles. That’s low, even for Lamborghini. Production is rumored to begin by the end of 2018 with deliveries expected in the second half of 2019. It’s estimated to cost roughly $2.5 million USD.

While this all sounds a little flimsy, we do know the event actually happened and the LB48H name has been tossed around a lot lately. The brand also told CarAdvice that it was working on something special at the Frankfurt motor show last September.

“Soon we will present to our most important customers a new version of what we call a one-off. For us a one-off is a small number of cars where we make scouting of a new design trend, like we did with the Centenario and not only that, we introduce some new technology,” explained Lambo R&D head Maurizio Reggiani.

That model is now expected to be the LB48H and should serve as a precursor to the Aventador’s replacement, which is suppose to hit the streets in 2020. Since it’s believed to be a hybrid, many have speculated its design will mimic the Terzo Millennio. However, that concept is totally bonkers and none of the people who have seen the LB48H are willing to confirm this. We’re hoping it’s true, as few automakers do wild better than Lamborghini.

[Images: Lamborghini]

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  • Brn Brn on Jul 01, 2018

    With that ground clearance, it'd scrape (maybe even get hung up) on a racetrack.

  • Oreguy Oreguy on Jul 01, 2018

    “Soon we will present to our most important customers a new version of what we call a one-off..." Any person able to produce a check for ~$2 mil. will become instantly important.

  • Tassos While Acura was the first Japanese attempt to sell 'luxury' (or "premium") vehicles in the US market, and despite its original good success in the near-luxury segment with the Legend and the far smaller and less expensive Itegra (a glorified Civic), it later lost its momentum and offered a series of underwhelming vehicles. It sure is not a LUXURY maker, and as long as it offers FWD or AWD and NOT RWD vehicles, it will never be taken seriously as a serious sports cars maker. Infiniti is much worse, and if both of them go under, few will notice. Lexus was more successful, offering pimped up TOyotas for 10,000s more, but there is NO vehicle in their lineup, esp now that they scewed up the only serious entry (the LS), that I would care to consider. AND I say all this as a very satisfied owner of 5-speed Honda coupes and hatchbacks (a 1991 Civic hatch and a 1990 Accord Coupe).
  • Mike Beranek Yet another reason to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles charged with energy from wind & solar with modern, non-Monty Burns nuclear as a backup.
  • Tassos The cap the timid Western Europeans agreed to, a HIGH $60, which still lets Putin make a TON of billions of $, was way too HIGH. Ukraine correctly complained about this, it had asked for a $20 cap, I believe.
  • FreedMike "...I wouldn’t recommend holding your breath until fuel prices drop."Regular is $2.87 at my local gas station today. Considering that it was over four bucks this summer, I'd call that a drop. And it happened with the war still going on, the GOP not taking over Congress, Dark Brandon in the White House, and the Theoretical Keystone Pipeline still being canned. Imagine that. And I wonder if poor Slavuta has broken out the "will rap for food" sign yet.
  • THX1136 I would imagine the caps will have minimal impact. Putin is going to do what he wants to do regardless of how the citizens of his country fare.
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